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GSA's Office of Integrated Technology Services prioritizes efficiency

What are the strategic priorities for the GSA's Office of Integrated Technology Services? How does ITS maximize the value of government IT while also lowering its cost? What is ITS doing to improve its operations and become more efficient and agile? Join host Michael Keegan as he explore these questions and more with Mary Davie, assistant commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) in GSA's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).

Tags: Mary Davie , Michael Keegan , GSA , ITS , FAS

Monday - 07/07/2014, 11:00am EDT

The Business of Government magazine

Join host Michael Keegan this week for The Business of Government Magazine -- A SPECIAL EDITION of The Business of Government Hour. Government executives must also avoid the tyranny of the present or the next budget cycle, and recognize that the challenges of today often morph into the hazards of tomorrow. This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics.

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Magazine , Michael Keegan

Friday - 06/27/2014, 03:17pm EDT

Stability, development, and security during the Afghanistan transition

How has USAID sought to promote stability and order in Afghanistan? What is USAID's three-fold transition strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Larry Sampler, Assistant to the Administrator & Director, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, USAID.

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Michael Keegan , Larry Sampler , USAID , Afghanistan

Friday - 06/06/2014, 04:02pm EDT

Maximizing program evaluation efficiency on a budget

What is program evaluation? What can be done to better integrate evidence and rigorous evaluation in decision-making? How can federal agencies conduct rigorous program evaluations and data analytics on a tight budget? How can federal agencies increase and enhance their evaluation capacity? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Kathy Stack, Advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation, Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Michael Keegan , Kathy Stack , program evaluation , data analytics

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 03:05pm EDT

Veterans transitioning to civilian life

How does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs promote employment opportunities for veterans? What is VA doing to enhance opportunities for veterans to obtain knowledge and skills to properly transition into civilian life? What programs provide opportunities for veterans to obtain, retain and adapt at home? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Curtis Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - on a Memorial Day Edition of The Business of Government Hour.

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Michael Keegan , Curtis Coy , Department of Veterans Affairs

Friday - 05/23/2014, 08:21am EDT

The Department of Homeland Security's acquisition strategy and implementation

What is the DHS's acquisition strategy? What are the key procurement and acquisition challenges facing DHS? How is DHS improving the operational performance of its acquisition function? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: Michael Keegan , DHS , Nick Nayak

Friday - 05/09/2014, 02:24pm EDT

GAO strategizes in response to government challenges

What are the fiscal, management, and performance challenges facing government executives? What is the goal of GAO's High Risk List and what are some of the key "high risk" areas? How can audit agencies change the way they do business to properly respond to 21st century governance challenges? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Chris Mihm, managing director, strategic issues, Government Accountability Office.

Tags: IBM Business of Government , Michael Keegan , Chris Mihm , GAO

Friday - 05/02/2014, 02:22pm EDT

The Business of Government magazine

Join host Michael Keegan this week for The Business of Government Magazine -- A SPECIAL EDITION of The Business of Government Hour. What trends are driving change in government? How can government executives' better correlate short-term decision-making with long-range consequences? AND what are they doing to leverage technology and innovation to be more efficient, anticipatory, and evidence-based? Hear from Dr. Tony Fauci, VADM Mark Harnitchek, Dave Lebryk, Kathy Stack, Curt Coy, Dave Bowen, Mary Davie, and more on The Business of Government Hour.

Tags: IBM Business of Government , Michael Keegan , Business of Government Magazine , management , Tony Fauci , Mark Harnitchek , Dave Lebryk , Kathy Stack , Curt Coy , Dave Bowen , Mary Davie

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 04:22pm EDT

Conversation with Authors: Dr. Satish Nambisan

Is the emerging vision of government-as-a-platform too far-fetched and unrealistic? Or does it portend a new era of citizen engagement in public service innovation? What are the distinct roles for citizens in public service co-creation and problem-solving? Are there strategies for creating an environment for co-creation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Satish Nambisan, co-author of "Engaging Citizens in Co-Creation in Public Services."

Tags: Satish Nambisan , Michael Keegan , IBM Business of Government , citizen engagement , public service

Monday - 04/21/2014, 12:00pm EDT

Continuing the fight against infectious diseases

What are the strategic priorities of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases? What has been learned about emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases? What's on the horizon for the NIAID? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIAID.

Tags: Anthony Fauci , Michael Keegan , NIAID , management

Monday - 04/07/2014, 02:20am EDT
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